NSRC Showcase at NNI Summit 2010
A unique ten-year anniversary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) was celebrated as the nation’s top federal agencies, innovators, and investors gathered on December 8-10, 2010, in Washington, DC. Agency-led breakout sessions focused on the NNI strategic plan goals of:
- Advancing world-class nanotechnology research and development
- Nanotechnology manufacturing and commercialization
- Responsible development of nanotechnology
- Nanotechnology infrastructure, education, and workforce preparation
In addition, the NNI Nanotechnology Innovation Showcase featured nanotech funding success stories – technologies and applications impacting the commercial marketplace. Corporations, laboratoaries, universities, and start-ups with nanotechnologies funded by a U.S. government agency such as the Department of Energy (DOE) were invited. The suite of DOE Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NRSCs) including Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials, cooperatively presented their capabilities and success stories at this exciting venue.
DOE Office of Science NSRC booth at the NNI Summit 2010 Nanotechnology Innovation Showcase: (l-r) Laura Edwards of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge, Antonya Sanders of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia and Los Alamos, Grace Webster of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven, Kathleen Carrado Gregar of the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne, and David Bunzow of the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley.